Survey Data

Reg No

30314046


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Technical


Original Use

Foot bridge


In Use As

Foot bridge


Date

1850 - 1870


Coordinates

130329, 225268


Date Recorded

11/09/2008


Date Updated

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Description

Single-span foot bridge built c.1860, located over now disused Galway-Clifden railway line. Rusticated snecked limestone abutments having margined string course and copings, supporting concrete span of c.1970 with galvanised steel hand rails.

Appraisal

This footbridge is notable for its attractive rusticated limestone abutments, displaying the good quality masonry typical of railway construction in the second half of the nineteenth century. The bridge continues to fulfil its function and crosses the now-defunct Galway to Clifden railway line.